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Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3079   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spéciale" (’The Special’), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
delorian (47) - budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 19, 2014
No, itt is elég közel járunk a tökéletességhez. Már megjelenése és illata is tiszteletet parancsoló. Karamellásan aszalt gyümölcsös, mely az ízében, folyamatosan levegőztetve bomlik ki igazán. Gondolhatunk fügére, datolyára, naspolyárása, dióra, szilvára, erdei gyümülcsökre közben, csak arra nem, hogy ez egy jellegtelen gyenge sör lenne. Valami fenségesen pompás ! Nem lehet betelni vele !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours into the glass a dark brown, with a light tan and creamy head. Tan sediment is present in my glass. The nose has aromas of roasted malts, sweet fruits and Belgian yeast fill your nose. Its malty flavor is sweet, bready and nutty. Fruity notes are of plum, golden raisin and fig. The alcohol is well hidden, but still noticeable. Well balanced with a medium body, nice carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Exceptional Trappist ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybion (55) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Bottle, 330ml. Pours a deep cloudy amber with two fingers of soapy light tan head, which dissipates quickly leaving behind only a thin sheen. Significant lacing. Aroma consists almost entirely of bread and honey, and quite potently so. No detecatable hops, but I don’t think that’s an issue here. Taste also mostly of honey and bread, with again no detectable hops and minimum bitterness, and perhaps hints of a typical sort of cake taste. One of the sweetest beers I’ve ever tried, but somehow not in a bad way at all; almost reminiscent of a good mead. Decently smooth mouth feel and very satisfying level of warmth from the alcohol in the back of the throat. Very enjoyable overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear red amber with a quickly diminishing frothy white big head. Aroma is raisin, red apple, banana, caramel, clove, dark fruit, spice, bubblegum and candy. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and very light acidic. Body is is light, texture is slick/thin, carbonation is lively. Finishes balanced, acidic and bitter with fig, clove and a tingling sensation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lgsantos80 (75) - - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma suave que me lembrou nozes e banana. Formou uma boa quantidade de creme, não duradouro. Sabor levemente adocicado, álcool evidente, porém suave no conjunto. Ótima, como se espera de uma trapista. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (140) - - MAY 16, 2014
U. Grote schuimbellen, niet mooi bruin. G. Kaneel? Nootmuskaat? Rozijnen? Noten? Gerookt? S. Zwaar zoetje. M. Teveel koolzuur. T. Zwaar, Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (636) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Flaska frĺn SB. Mörkt kopparfärgad vätska med högt och kraftigt skum. Doft av russin, druvor och fruktkaka. Eldig munkänsla där russin ĺterkommer i smaken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (548) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2014
Couleur sombre, petite mousse beige. Super nez fruité, questche, baies, note de caramel, chocolat doux, malt, fruits secs. Gout bien balancé et doux de fruits(questsche, fruits secs, abricots, etc..), note malté, chocolat doux, note de reglisse. Plus mature que la 6, mais moins complexe et puissante que la 10. Super

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChewyBeer (29) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours dark amber with good tan head. Strong sweet aroma with plum featuring. Medium full mouthfeel with good carbonation. Alcohol comes through but not hot. Sweet upfront balanced off by the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1006) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Tĺkete brun med tykt lavt beige skum. Malt, karamell og lukt av brunt sukker. Sřt alkohol og karamell, bitter og litt salt smak. Oljete, lite kullsyre


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